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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 22, 2005 5:23pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Inspiration move us brightly , my letter to GDM

As a Deadhead for over 30 years I am shocked and dismayed by the new policy. We deadheads have always supported the band through thick and thin. I have personally invested in every album, cd, dvd ever released and have purchased tons of merchandise. Even when a show I already had was released, i have bought it to continue to support the band. This latest move is like a kick in the teeth. i always thought that the best marketing move they ever made was to allow fans access to all the music, it just creates a larger demand for everything Dead related. If it weren't for the tapes that were circulating throughout the years, I am convinced that there would not have been nearly as big a scene as ther was at shows, and they would have not made nearly the amount of $$ that they did. Hearing new shows always motivated me and my friends to go on the next tour to hear what they were doing next. As the previous writer stated, I too have invested a significant portion of my own money, and time over the last 30 years and never expected anything in return, except for the music. Now that is being taken from us as well.
I will join the protest and send letters to everyone and anyone I can think of to protest this heinous move and will disconinue my financial support of anything GDM and affiliates release, including attending any live shows. I encourage all Deadheads to unite in this protest!!!
I would encourage everyone to also send letters to the editor at Relix Magazine!!!

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2005-11-23 01:23:21